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The New Conservatism

The New Conservatism

Nigel Lawson MP - General

It is now a little more than a year since the first woman ever to lead a British political party led the Conservatives to a remarkable election victory, becoming in the process the first woman Prime Minister of any western democracy.

A Bibliography of Freedom

A Bibliography of Freedom

Chris R. Tame - General

In his major work of scientific historiography, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas S Kuhn argues that scientific progress is not a linear, ever-upwards process in which the more valid theories replaced the less so in an objective, open-minded fashion.

An Arts Policy?

An Arts Policy?

Kingsley Amis - General

As you’ll see soon enough what we to say carries no special authority. I’ve been selling my work for nearly thirty years and living off it for over fifteen.

History, Capitalism and Freedom

History, Capitalism and Freedom

CPS - General

‘Much of our population lives without heroes, as it dies without religion’. Professor Thomas;s powerful plea for restored pride in our past based on understanding of its greatness and its unique qualities, is a reminder that a whole generation has brought up to misunderstand and denigrate our national history.

The Job Support Machine

The Job Support Machine

John Burton - General

Public discussion and academic analysis of government intervention in industry both tend, inevitably, to focus on its more overt forms, such as nationalisation and price and wage controls.

Class on the Brain - Cost of a British Obsession

Class on the Brain - Cost of a British Obsession

Prof P.T. Bauer - General

It has become part of contemporary political folklore that a restrictive and divisive class system, almost a caste system, is the bane of this country. The system is supposed to be a major barrier to economic progress in Britain and also a significant source of justified social discontent.

Conditions for Fuller Employment

Conditions for Fuller Employment

Rt Hon Sir Keith Joseph Bt MP - Economy

I seek common ground today in pursuit of a common objective: a substantial and lasting improvement in the bleak prospects for employment. Members of all parties demand an improvement. But rhetoric and sympathy will not help to create jobs or generate growth.

Monetarism

Monetarism

Tim Congdon - Economy

The term “monetarism” has been much used in the last three or four years – sometimes as a clarion call for action to improve economic policy, but often an epithet of abuse.

Second Thoughts on full employment policy

Second Thoughts on full employment policy

Samuel Brittan - Economy

One of the main reasons I took up the study of economic problems was indignation at the absurdity of unsatisfied wants side by side with idle hands willing to work which I believed existed before the Second World War.

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones

Kate Jones - Politics

A lengthy and influential report drawn up in November 1977 which set out a model for systematic policy-making, and, crucially, raised in unavoidable form the question of whether a Conservative Government could possibly succeed unless policies towards the unions were changed.

Lessons form Europe: A Comparison of British and West European Schooling

Lessons form Europe: A Comparison of British and West European Schooling

Max Wilkinson - General

There is one outstanding difference, of which most Britons are unaware, between the ways in which they and all other European Countries educate their young.

Political Office or Political Power?

Political Office or Political Power?

John Biffen MP - General

British politicians have become increasingly unpredictable over the past generation. It now seems scarcely conceivable that the post-war Attlee administration did not lose a single by-election.

Short Measure From Whitehall: How SCO Statistics understate the British Tax Burden Barry Bracewell-Milnes

Short Measure From Whitehall: How SCO Statistics understate the British Tax Burden Barry Bracewell-Milnes

Barry Bracewell-Milnes - General

Since 1969 the Central Statistical Office’s publication, Economic Trends, has included a series of annual articles entitled ‘International comparisons of taxes and social security contributions’.

The economics of John Kenneth Galraith: A study of fantasy

The economics of John Kenneth Galraith: A study of fantasy

Sir Frank McFadzean - General

It was said of Hegel that he set out his philosophy with such obscurity that people finished by thinking it profound. A similar accusation could well be levelled at John Kenneth Galbraith

The Growth Merchants: economic Consequences of Wishful Thinking

The Growth Merchants: economic Consequences of Wishful Thinking

Robin Pringle - General

This study was written at a time when the economy was making a half-hearted recovery from a deep recession. The Government appeared in 1976 to have abandoned post-war neo-Keynesian economic policies, in that official policy was not directed primarily to resorting full employment in the short term, but rather to regaining internal and external equilibrium and particularly to curbing further the rate of price inflation, which was still running at about 15 per cent.